High School Science Series

About the High School Science series

Delve into the sciences with students through exciting lectures from scientists and researchers! Explore connections to curriculum through hands-on activities and events. Though activities in the Exhibit Halls will last from 9:30-12:30, these events are designed for a two-hour field trip experience.

High School Science Events

  • The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy

    Learn the chemistry of sweet, sour, stretchy, and sticky, explore the science behind foams and gels, and learn how artificial sweeteners work.

  • How Do We Think? How Do We Learn?

    Give students the opportunity to learn and ask questions about some novel research studies being done in our Living Laboratory ®

  • Race and Ethnicity

    Confront some common myths about race and ethnicity through discussion and small group activities that debunk previously held "facts"

  • The Power of Numbers

    Examine the mathematics behind the building of structures, and explore how numbers have shapes depending on the number of their prime factors.

  • In Deep Water: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in Boston

    Learn the science behind climate change and sea level rise, and discuss what we can do about it.

  • Health Fair | Bacteria and Viruses: Bad and Good?

    Learn and have conversations about the latest research from scientists and healthcare professionals who specialize in this field.

  • Mosquito Engineering

    Hear from a scientist about current research, and participate before or after the lecture in a 45-minute forum-style workshop to discuss.

The High School Science Series is supported in part by: